An Enchanted Dwelling | Glass Domed Sculpture
A home that will magically and mysteriously appears when needed. In this case, it is currently a dwelling for a red fox, badger and barn owl. The backside room is a bedroom for the fox and badger (their unique beds -- a foxglove petal wooden bed for the fox and an acorn cap cushioned with soft moss and decorated with flowers for the badger -- can be see under a flashlight from carefully peering inside the teeny windows), while the upper small attic room accommodates a sleepy perched barn owl. Each room is hollow and adjoined together, with tiny details such as swirling stairs, ramps, hollow chimney and rugs.
This home made from a pumpkin is perched on a small hill made from dried moss, flowers and natural findings collected from my travels around the world. Everything has been securely glued down, however, please have gentle caution when lifting the glass dome to turn the light switch on and off to avoid any parts of the garden or structure to be destroyed.
The backside has a rotating door made from bark, moss and an acorn door knob that can be opened to find a warm, subtly flickering battery powered candle made from wax for an authentic feel. The batteries can be removed and changed, and there is space to put your own battery powered light inside, if this candle were to stop working in the future. Please note, a real candle flame would be a fire hazard and destroy the sculpture.
While made with much love and countless hours of meticulous careful attention to detail.
More photos coming soon of the backside and barn owl!
Materials & Measurements:
Hand blown glass dome
Acacia wooden base
5.5" wide x 10.5" tall
Sculpted by hand with a variety of clay types and painted with acrylic (no molds were used)
Thank you for looking!